Female Masturbation/How often is normal?


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Hi-

I am a 34yo divorced single mom. I don't really get time to date, because of work and my daughter, and I was wondering if you happen to know the normal amount of times a week someone my age masturbates?

Hope this isn't an odd question, I just want to make sure I am somewhat normal, haha :)

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Hi Angie,

Thank you for your question.

Ha! :)  No your question is not odd. There is no real "normal" amount of time that a woman your age masturbates. I imagine you still have a very healthy libido, so even once a day would not be too much.  Or once a week, once a month.  It really depends on how often you want it.

Masturbation is a great way to relieve stress, and as a single Mom, you probably have lots of that. So I wouldn't worry about doing it too much.

On average, women in their 30s likely masturbate as often as every day (even several times a day), to once a week, depending on how much time they have.  It would also depend on many other factors as well, including how much partner sex they were getting, if they felt any shame from masturbating, their health, how much sleep they get, their libido and sexual needs, stress levels and many other factors.  So some women, may only masturbate as much as once a month.  It really just depends on their circumstances.

So, there really isn't a normal amount. We are all individuals, and everyone has different needs.  The amount of time you spend masturbating is what is normal for you, and it is perfectly okay.

Masturbation is very healthy for you as well.  Both for body and mind.
Here is an article I wrote on the benefits of masturbation:
http://www.sextoy.com/blog/top-lists/10-reasons-masturbate-good-health/

I hope this answered your question. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks and Happy New Year!
& Happy Masturbating :)

Domina

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I am happy to answer any questions about masturbation and human sexuality. Is masturbation good for you? Yes! Find out why? Do you have feelings about guilt when you masturbate? How often is normal? What are good methods to use during masturbation? What about sex toys? My specialties include women's sexuality, sexual pleasure, sexual anatomy, the sexual response cycle, the clitoris, the G-spot, as well as ways to prolong orgasms, have continuous and multiple orgasm including breath/energy orgasm techniques, tantra, and more...

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As as pleasure consultant, I have worked for 6 years in various sex toy shops, including brick and mortar shops where I advised customers on what types of toys they may like to purchase, as well as educating them on the toys and sexuality in general. I have an established sex toy review blog with over 5000 articles, reviews and sexual information posts, and have gained a reputation as a sexuality expert.

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